"120 tooth MINI-VELO"

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My lbs cuts brake cables to length. They have super long spools of both cable and the insulation in all sorts of colors and they just pull out the needed amount and cut it.


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But then the cable would not have the little knob on the end for the brake lever would it?

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Bike is stripped! Was working on it well into the night, stopped about 9pm I think, my wife came out and snapped some pics as I was finishing up:

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Did some work on the bars earlier, they have the elbow pads on and the glue drying on the wetsuit material I used on them now, this is a pic from a bit earlier:

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Big day tomorrow to get it reassembled and the pics done before the deadline!

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Those bars look amazing, I can't wait to see the whole bike put together.
Great timing on your post Missing Link, I just finished the elbow pads!

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The padding is made out of old stubbie coolers, I think you call them can cozies over in the US? Anyway, an insulated cover made out of wetsuit material for putting on your beer bottle/can to stop it warming up so quick. These ones were actually Tooheys ones to give it some more Aussie flavour... :grin: (Actually they were the only ones big enough and in black that I could find!)

Really happy with how the bars came out, pretty sure more of my bikes will get winged pursuit bars in the future, really comfortable to ride with too...

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Photo dump:

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Thanks everyone who has followed along and encouraged me, this build is nothing like any of my others and I think it is just as cool as any bikes that I have made before but far more practical than most of them!

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Too cool Luke. Probably some of the smallest/ skinniest wheels for you yet, but just as unique as anything you've built thus far, and start to finish, one month, while working around fire bans. Congrats.:113:
 
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You should get a car to follow you can clock how fast you're going.
Or get a speedometer that might be safer.


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You should get a car to follow you can clock how fast you're going. Or get a speedometer that might be safer.
The correct way would be to chase the car on a long straight a way with no stops, a salt flat - mud flat or what have you. A car following you opens you up to being ran over. The guys trying to set records ( with big o' sprockets) chase a car and let it cut the wind for them.

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Too cool Luke. Probably some of the smallest/ skinniest wheels for you yet, but just as unique as anything you've built thus far, and start to finish, one month, while working around fire bans. Congrats.:113:
Yep, real proud of the timeframe this one was built in!

The correct way would be to chase the car on a long straight a way with no stops, a salt flat - mud flat or what have you. A car following you opens you up to being ran over. The guys trying to set records ( with big o' sprockets) chase a car and let it cut the wind for them.

Carl.
I have already had suggestions to go for a run at Lake Gairdner here in Australia, it is where all the Australian dry lakes racing is held. It is actually preferred over Bonneville by some big teams from the US, because it has a longer run off area... I wont though, that stuff is for fit people!

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